Aside from actually playing video games, one of my favorite parts of playing cover games is having a good mystery or puzzle to solve.
No one does it better than Hideo Kojima, the man behind it Phantom pain mystery and the fake developer Moby Dick Studios who is supposedly making the game. Kojima’s little ruse was pretty obvious, but it was still a lot of fun. Of course it was Metal Gear Solid V, but we all eagerly set out on our journey.
Good grief, that was ten years ago. How time flies.
Things got weird after that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launched to critical acclaim and . . . revealing that the game is not quite finished. Apparently there were difficulties between Kojima Productions and Konami and soon the two parted ways as Konami erased Kojima’s name from his own creation.
Then came Sony’s big partnership, resulting in a truly bizarre—but undeniably unique—Death Stranding, a game about Norman Reedus delivering packages with his pet in a terrifyingly rocky apocalypse, taking long luxurious showers and fueling it all with a steady diet of Monster Energy drinks.
As I said, it was a strange and deeply disturbing game.
Now a new game is on the horizon. A mystery game. The game is just now listed on Kojima Productions’ official website with this image:
There is a lot of speculation and few details about what Kojima and his team are working on. A new horror game seems very likely given the short duration Silent Hills / PT a collaboration between Kojima, Reedus and film director Guillermo del Toro. This image is ominous and mysterious enough for a horror title.
It could also be a sequel Death Stranding or it could be related to the game it was supposedly called Overdose which Kojima Productions is working on with Xbox. It is said to be an episodic horror game built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology.
Of course, it could be something completely different. Whatever it is, he’s asking us to help find out. Who I am? What am I? And when will we know of course?
So many questions. So few answers. What do you think? let me know Twitter or Facebook. Check out all my social and online spooks here.